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Post  x2n on Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:09 pm

How do I shift key of G Pentatonic Blues Scale to the Key of A Pentatonic Blues Scale with out it sounding bad? I'm sorry if I sound kind of stupid asking this. Sad I tried to shift from one scale to the other but it didn't sound right to me. Can someone help me with this problem? confused

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Post  Dropthelines585 on Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:57 pm

I'm not too great with theory, but I know what those scales sound like so I might be able to help.

As you finish out your G scale go to an either higher or lower octave on the A scale. Hope this helps. I didn't try it, but I can kinda hear it in my head.
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Post  SuperMaximo93 on Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:58 pm

Basically it's all to do with chord/scale harmony. Which notes go well together and which notes don't. I don't really want to go into it now as I wouldn't know where to start, another member might be able to fill you in. But a good website to use for theory and such is http://www.studybass.com/. Once you get your head round it all its pretty easy and will really help, especially when creating basslines/chord progressions/etc

But for a quick fix, instead of going G blues to A blues, try going G mixolidian (the major scale with a flattened 7th) then A blues (or preferably just A minor or A minor pent., but blues should sound pretty good anyway) Smile

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Post  Dropthelines585 on Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:03 pm

Yeah, listen to Max, he's gone an learned jazz the proper way. I learned the vagrant way. lol
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Post  x2n on Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:01 am

Dropthelines585 wrote:I'm not too great with theory, but I know what those scales sound like so I might be able to help.

As you finish out your G scale go to an either higher or lower octave on the A scale. Hope this helps. I didn't try it, but I can kinda hear it in my head.

SuperMaximo93 wrote:Basically it's all to do with chord/scale harmony. Which notes go well together and which notes don't. I don't really want to go into it now as I wouldn't know where to start, another member might be able to fill you in. But a good website to use for theory and such is http://www.studybass.com/. Once you get your head round it all its pretty easy and will really help, especially when creating basslines/chord progressions/etc

But for a quick fix, instead of going G blues to A blues, try going G mixolidian (the major scale with a flattened 7th) then A blues (or preferably just A minor or A minor pent., but blues should sound pretty good anyway) Smile

Dropthelines585 wrote:Yeah, listen to Max, he's gone an learned jazz the proper way. I learned the vagrant way. lol

Wow! You guys must be really good right now! Thanks for the tips, Dropthelines585 and SuperMaximo93! Smile I'm going to check that site out and be a better bassist! I will also try experimenting with higher and lower octaves after the G scales and work myself to A scale. I still gotta research what G mixolidian is. I'll try to learn it both ways if I can. haha

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